Giovanni Ozzola was born in Florence, Italy in 1982. He currently lives and works in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Starting his career in 2001 as part of the group show; Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life, curated by David Elliott and Pier Luigi Tazzi, at the Mori Art Museum of Tokyo in Japan; Giovanni Ozzola has since exhibited world-wide.Read More
A selection of his most recent solo shows includes If I Had to Explain, You Wouldn't Understand at the Fosun Foundation in Shanghai, China in 2019; Algo Tuyo y Mío at Centro Fundación UNICAJA in Malaga, Spain in 2018; Rutas de Sangre at Claustros del convento de San Francisco de Asis, Basilica Menor, in Havana, Cuba in 2018; Relitti e camere con stelle, curated by Davide Ferri at Untitled Association- Lynchen in Berlin, Germany in 2017; Adrift at the District 6 Museum in Cape Town, South Africa in 2016. Among the most recent group shows, Kronos e Kairos at Foro Romano e Palatino, Parco Archeologico del Colosseo in Rome, Italy in 2019; Recto Verso at Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, France in 2018; Insights at Shanghai Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, China; Sculpture Projects Pingyao at Pingyao Diesel Engine Site, in Shanghai, China in 2018; Mostra Premio Cairo at Palazzo Reale, in Milan, Italy in 2017; LANDSEASKY: Revisiting Spatiality in Video Art, curated by Kim Machan, a tour exhibition: MAAP, Seoul, South Korea in 2014.
Ozzolo has given numerous talks and teachings including: The Perfume of Light at Syracuse University in Florence in 2011; Desire, i nostri desideri Officina Giovani, at Prato, Assessorato alla Cultura e Politiche Giovanili del Comune di Prato in 2008; Experience-Observation-Imagination, incontri con gli studenti degli Istituti Superiori, Assessorato alla Cultura e Politiche Giovanili, Pistoia in 2007.
Notable group exhibitions include; OPEN STUDIO at Estudio Carlos Garaicoa in Madrid, Spain in 2020; GRAND TOUR D'ITALIE at MAMbo – Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna in Bologna, Italy; PERNO 2 at Castello di Perno Frazione Perno – Vicolo Roma 2 in Italy; A Collection at Palazzo Barolo, Fabbrica Lenta di Molvena in Torino, Italy; 'Objectif Video Nice Festival', curated by Christian Bernard and Odile Redolfi at Hotel Windsor in Nice, France; Camouflaged Pearls #2 at Bruthaus Gallery in Waregem, Belgium in 2019; Charity Auction Art and Solidarity, Art X Wine = Water at HOW Museum in Shanghai, China; Medio Acqua at Base Sous-Marine in Bordeaux, France ;Recto Verso at Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, France; WunderMORE at Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI) in Rome, Italy in 2018; On Another Scale, curated by Ricardo Sardenberg at Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy in 2014 and the international touring exhibition LANDSEASKY: Revisiting Spatiality in Video, curated by Kim Manchan and presented at Artsonje Center Seoul, South Korea; OCT Contemporary Art Terminal in Shanghai, China; Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, China; Griffith University Art Gallery and MAAP SPACE in Brisbane, Australia during 2014–2015.
Collections include: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART), Italy; Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, USA; Sharjah Maraya Art Center, Dubai, UAE; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Schunck-Glaspaleis, Heerlen, Netherlands; Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria; Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin; Palazzo Delle Papesse, Siena, Italy; Man Museo d'Arte, Nuoro, Italy; Waseda University,Tokyo, Japan; Centre d'Art Bastille, Grenoble, France; GC.AC – Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Italy; Viafarini Docva, Milano, Italy; Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro, Italy; Ocat – Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou.
Text courtesy SMAC Gallery.